Distribution of Vessels, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, January 1, 1865

During the war the commanders of the Navy’s operating squadrons provided periodic reports on the assignments of vessels in their respective commands.  Rear-Admiral John Dahlgren did so twice a month (with some variance, but more or less on the 1st and 15th of each month).  As was the practice, he submitted a report on JanuaryContinue reading “Distribution of Vessels, South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, January 1, 1865”

Have they found the USS Planter?

From the Charleston Post and Courier: Has The Planter, a famous ship in African-American history, been found off Charleston? The wreckage of one of the most famous Civil War vessels to sail South Carolina waters may have been found off northern Charleston County. Those behind the possible find aren’t saying much, but they plan toContinue reading “Have they found the USS Planter?”